I don't know how this annual tradition has escaped me until this moment—I'm dealing with it as best I can right now—but a man has compiled a team of the best coiffed teenagers in Minnesota hockey and they do not disappoint. There's a cameo from T.J. Oshie and other NHLers, but there are also phrases like "old school, rugged mullet" and "the feathery Garrett." So, you know, you're going to watch.
These two GIFs, I like to think of them as the main characters in a hockey-themed teen fish-out-of-water movie. We've got our Kaner-looking good guy:
Look at him, bright-eyed, saying hi to his mom. All he wants to do is play well for his new team while his mom tries start her career over with a move to Minnesota. I'm sure he wouldn't mind meeting a nice girl, either. Maybe Beth, from homeroom, she's always nice to him.
"Beat it, loser."
There was also Luke from Lakewood—No. 2 on the list—who had a real flair for the dramatic. He skates up to the camera and pulls his hair down from a ponytail and shakes out his flowing locks. Our MC was beside himself. "This kid was like Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, we've never seen anything like it, the audible gasps from the crowd...I hope this kid ends up on Ellen, he's that good."
Just watch it all and enjoy, and thank Puck Daddy for bringing it to our attention.